In many ways, the fashion industry is related to many other industries, including the photography industry. This week, we spoke with Olamide Egbinola of egbinolamide photography on how fashion entrepreneurs can use photography as a tool to boost their brand's image, how to successfully run a fashion photoshoot, and things to look out for while conducting a photoshoot for their brands.

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Every week we bring to you fashion news from around the world with our Global Fashion Roundup column. This week in global fashion news: Amazon launches new Luxury Stores as platform for emerging ready-to-wear, accessories, and beauty brands to sell to their customers, Dubai  Duty-Free opens new fashion pop-up store, and many more.

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Every fashion brand has an inspiration behind its creation - something that spurred it to life. This inspiration turns stories that are portrayed through the pieces these brands produce. The inspiration behind the jewellery brand, Article 22, was the need to turn something negative into something positive by using detonated shrapnel and scrap aluminium form the secret war in Laos to create beautiful globally-marketable jewellery pieces.

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Every fashion designer has their own way of expressing what fashion means to them through their designs. While some see fashion as strictly male or female, others see fashion as neither here nor there. To them, fashion is what it is, regardless of gender. Here are 5 African designers that are leading a paradigm shift in Africa with their gender neutral designs.

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